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Ask Amp Man: Troubleshooting a Finicky Maverick

July 25, 2016
Sudden changes in volume? Check the effects loop, sockets, and tubes.
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State of the Stomp: Delay vs. Reverb

July 22, 2016
A reverb junkie searches for the perfect delay buzz.
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Tone Tips: Hangin' with Muhammad Ali and POTUS

July 21, 2016
Beyond the obvious perks, playing guitar for a living can lead to some seriously amazing brushes with both famous and regular, everyday people.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom

July 20, 2016
A close-up look at a classic Black Beauty, with all the appointments.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: The Aspirational Guitarist

July 19, 2016
Is that beautiful, expensive piece of gear performing to its potential in your hands?
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Trash or Treasure: Epiphone EA-28RVT Pathfinder

July 18, 2016
A classic 15-watt Epi combo that needs a tune-up might soon be ready for action again.
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Guitar Shop 101: Happy Little (String) Trees

July 15, 2016
Do the open strings buzz or sound wimpy on your Fender-style guitar? Maybe the problem lies at the headstock.
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Last Call: Fix Yo’ Mix

July 11, 2016
Want your band to sound great onstage? Turn down and listen up.
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Staff Picks: Pedal Power

July 10, 2016
The pedal steel is a beautiful thing. The Record Company’s Chris Vos joins us in naming pedal-steel recordings that stole our hearts.
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Bass Bench: Searching for Resonance

July 8, 2016
Is it possible to enhance sustain by recirculating string vibration?
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Tools for the Task: Studio Monitors Under $500

July 3, 2016
Is it time to ditch those earbuds or computer speakers and upgrade?
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Reader Guitar of the Month: A Hen’s Tooth

July 1, 2016
A reader stumbles upon a Gretsch Duo Jet hardtail built as a prototype for Cars guitarist Elliot Easton.
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Mod Garage: Rewiring a Fender Mustang

July 1, 2016
Here’s how to streamline the pickup switching scheme on an underrated Fender.
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Tuning Up: Poor, Unappreciated Steel

June 29, 2016
Forget pedals, guitars, and amps! Dollar for dollar, a metal flatpick may be the most liberating and impactful tone discovery you ever make.
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On Bass: Spotlight on Sonny T.

June 28, 2016
When Prince wasn’t playing bass himself, he employed top-shelf bassists like Sonny T. to tackle the low end.
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Tone Tips: The Power of Intuitive Thinking

June 28, 2016
Your chops and attitude might be fantastic, but a high degree of intuition is just as important for taking things to the next level.
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Vintage Vault: 1978 Hamer Sunburst

June 27, 2016
A vintage-inspired design reflecting the best features of classic ’50s and ’60s electrics.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Repair Delaminated Neck Binding

June 21, 2016
Got some loose fretboard binding? No worries—here are a few easy steps to fix it.
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On Bass: The Lowdown on Prince’s Low End

June 21, 2016
Praise for the Purple One’s mad skills on bass and a firsthand account of one of his legendary after-parties.
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